Scott A. Edmonds, OD, FAAO, focuses his blog on the role of the optometrist in health care reform – moving from primary eye care to primary health care. He is the chief medical officer of MARCH Vision Care, the co-director of the Low Vision/Contact Lens Service at Wills Eye Institute in Philadelphia and a member of the Primary Care Optometry News Editorial Board. 

Disclosure: Edmonds is a consultant for March Vision and OcuHub.

BLOG: Grassroots health care reform

January 14, 2019

Although it is winter in the Northeast, there is never a dull day in Philadelphia. This winter we were enamored with another run for the Super Bowl with the steady hand…

BLOG: Primary care optometry moves mainstream

December 27, 2018

It is the time of year to think about resolutions. As this will be my last blog of 2018, written in the waning days of December, it’s a good time to not only to…

BLOG: Election results provide mixed message for Medicaid

December 7, 2018

The 2018 mid-term elections provided an opportunity to expand Medicaid programs in several states. The mechanisms for change varied from state to state and there was an…

BLOG: A new day in health care reform

November 21, 2018

As election season grows to a close here in America, change again looms on the horizon for the American health care system. The shift in the House of Representatives…

BLOG: Vision and art

October 29, 2018

An interesting piece was published this month by CNN: “Rare eye condition was behind da Vinci's genius, research claims.” This article quotes a recent…

BLOG: Are you a conventioneer?

October 9, 2018

I have just returned from Vision Expo West. This meeting occurs each fall in Las Vegas and is the sister meeting to Vision Expo East held in New York each spring. These…

BLOG: Optometry’s technology role in systemic pathology

September 17, 2018

Optometry is one of the most technology-based professions in health care. The automated visual field instrument was one of the first computer-driven tools that became a…

BLOG: Masters of the retinoscope

August 30, 2018

In our quest to provide primary eye care and primary health care, it is critical that we remember our unique role in the health care system. This blog series is…

BLOG: Take a stand

August 10, 2018

I read with interest an email message from the American Public Health Association. I am a long-time member of this organization and participate in the vision care…

BLOG: Practice trends in optometry

July 24, 2018

In contrast to the workforce trends in health care, eye care continues to favor the independent optometry practice as the dominant model. The unique aspects of optometry…